Reinventing arts philanthropy through long term partnerships with artists.

Dear Friends:

A little more than 10 years ago, I was asked if I would sign on to help create a new mechanism for supporting individual artists with extraordinary vision from across the country. Since then, Creative Capital has reinvented arts philanthropy, integrating grants and career development services to support adventurous projects through long-term partnerships with artists. In our first decade, Creative Capital has advanced the careers of 411 grantees through financial support and advisory services, and has reached over 2,200 additional artists through its Professional Development Program in workshops across the country.

As I look to the future, I do so in a financial environment that is very different than when Creative Capital launched 10 years ago. In a climate of economic uncertainty and political change, maintaining support for individual artists is crucial. We must have creative voices in the national dialogue. That only makes me more committed to Creative Capital’s pledge to ensure that artists have the support they need to make our culture vibrant and strong.

Please consider joining our network of artists and devoted supporters by making a tax-deductible contribution in any amount.

We would be honored to count you among the significant number of people who have supported Creative Capital, who believe in our unwavering commitment to free expression and to the artistic innovation that will help to shape our culture.

Ruby Lerner

1. Supporting innovative projects throughout the US in five discplines.

2. Providing multi-faceted support that combines financial and advisory services to all grantees.

3. Reaching thousands of additional artists nationwide through Professional Development Program workshops.

4. Creating an artistic home and supportive community to nurture artists and provide the skills they need to realize their most ambitious dreams